News & press

In this section, you will find news, press releases and speeches published by the EBA as well as a calendar of events including the EBA's major activities and key dates

Latest news and press releases

  • The EBA Risk Dashboard confirms steady improvements in the EU banking sector but banks profitability and business model sustainability remain key challenges

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its regular Risk Dashboard. Using quantitative risk indicators, along with the opinions of banks and market analysts from its Risk Assessment Questionnaire, the EBA’s dashboard identified ongoing improvements in the repair of the EU banking sector but also residual risks in NPLs and profitability.

    16/01/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes final Guidelines on disclosure requirements of IFRS 9 transitional arrangements

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its final Guidelines on disclosure requirements of IFRS 9 or analogous expected credit losses (ECLs) transitional arrangements. The guidelines specify a uniform disclosure template institutions shall use when disclosing the information on own funds, capital and leverage ratios, with and without the application of transitional arrangements for IFRS 9 or ECLs. The aim of these Guidelines is to ensure consistency and comparability of the data disclosed by institutions during the transition to the full implementation of the new accounting standard and to foster market discipline.

    12/01/2018 - Press releases

  • EBA advises the Commission to disallow the application of the 180 day past due exemption for material exposures

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued today its advice to the European Commission on the appropriateness of continuing to apply the 180 day past due (DPD) exemption for material exposures. Based on an analysis of data submitted by the institutions still using the 180 DPD criterion, the EBA recommends that this exemption be disallowed and all institutions should consequently rely on the 90 DPD regime for all exposures.

    22/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA issues guidance for the use of cloud service providers by financial institutions

    The European Banking Authority (EBA) launched today its final guidance for the use of cloud service providers by financial institutions. The EBA Recommendations clarify the EU-wide supervisory expectations if institutions intend to adopt cloud computing, so as to allow them to leverage the benefits of using cloud services, while ensuring that any related risks are adequately identified and managed.

    20/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA publishes full impact assessment of Basel reforms on EU banks

    Following up on the cumulative assessment published on 7 December 2017, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its full assessment quantifying the impact of the reform package recently agreed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) on the European banking system.

    20/12/2017 - Press releases

  • EBA updates its quantitative analysis on MREL

    The EBA published today an updated quantitative analysis on the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL). Based on the same methodology and assumptions developed in the context of the MREL report published in December 2016, the EBA updated its estimates of capacity and funding needs of a representative sample of European banks to meet MREL under alternative scenarios. In this exercise, the EBA highlighted a modest improvement in the stack of MREL eligible instruments in 2016.

    20/12/2017 - Press releases

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